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ADVERTISING FEATURE: Easy ways to conserve water

posted: 04/20/2012 6 a.m. Discuss

Every living thing on the planet requires water to survive. Without water, life as we know it would quickly perish. Despite the importance of water, many do not think ahead to what would happen if water supplies dwindled. To avoid such a fate, it’s best to begin conserving water whenever possible.

ADVERTISING FEATURE: Renewable energy: A bright and breezy future

posted: 04/20/2012 6 a.m. Comments 3

When it comes to cutting energy costs, some companies are embracing the elements. It takes a lot of energy to keep people comfortable and keep the lights on, so these businesses are turning to renewable energy to cut costs and reduce their dependency on the electric company.

ADVERTISING FEATURE: Let it grow

posted: 04/20/2012 6 a.m. Discuss

There’s something about gardening that helps people foster a connection with plants and the environment. When you turn gardening into community efforts, it not only creates this connection, but also brings people together and helps those involved develop an appreciation for fresh food and wellness.

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ADVERTISING FEATURE: Energy myths and facts

posted: 04/20/2012 6 a.m. Discuss

Myth: The bigger the air conditioner, the better it cools the house.

Earth Day events and celebrations

posted: 04/20/2012 6 a.m. Discuss

2012 Earth Day celebrations and green events Arkansans have many opportunities to celebrate Earth Day around the state. These are only a few of the many events scheduled for today and during the next few weeks.

ADVERTISING FEATURE: CLEANING UP COMMUNITIES

posted: 04/20/2012 6 a.m. Discuss

It takes the efforts of many to maintain a healthy environment and preserve the natural surroundings of a state. In Arkansas, the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission has the sole purpose of helping communities continue to be places where people want to work, live and play.

ADVERTISING FEATURE: Improving technological efficiency

posted: 04/20/2012 6 a.m. Discuss

Green means go fast — speed-of-light fast — and improving efficiency is as green as it gets. IK Electric is grateful to have played a role in moving Arkansas forward for the past 94 years. In the early 1900s, as electricity proliferated in the state, IK dug a lot of holes, set a lot of poles and connected people. Today, the disruptive force of the Internet on organizational efficiency means staying connected all of the time. Unique because of its difference, IK Electric is not your average electrical contractor, IT or phone system reseller. IK Electric is a leading provider of end-to-end, turn-key Internet Protocol-based (IP) solutions and the systems that power them.

Are you living green?

posted: 04/22/2011 midnight Discuss

While Kermit’s signature phrase likely didn’t have all the implications of today’s meaning of being green, his claim holds truth for some people attempting to live green. However, many have worked hard to make that path more attainable, educating others about the easy ways to conserve and live with less, even if it starts with baby green steps.

CFLs can be dramatic when they burn out

posted: 04/22/2011 midnight Comments 3

Super energy efficient CFLs, they use about 75 percent less energy than regular incandescent bulbs, and each bulb can last up to 10,000 hours if used correctly. But, CFLs also burn out differently, and this process can be startlingly to some people.

Eco-friendly meets modern at ECO Modern Flats

posted: 04/22/2011 midnight Discuss

ECO Modern Flats are like no other apartments in Northwest Arkansas. Every element of the construction and maintenance of the Flats follow environmental stewardship guidelines.

Senate will act on climate bill first, Reid says

posted: 04/27/2010 7:57 p.m. Comment 1

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he is willing to bring up climate change legislation ahead of an immigration bill, a possible first step toward resolving a dispute with Senate Republicans that threatens to derail a bipartisan effort months in the making.

Local school hoping to win garden to grow

posted: 04/21/2010 6:16 p.m. Discuss

Collegeville Elementary School is taking the earth seriously, and hoping it goes a step further with its school district's "Going Green" initiative.

Outdoor expo geared toward children

posted: 04/21/2010 2:41 p.m. Discuss

Fifth-graders from seven central Arkansas counties will learn about Arkansas wildlife and conservation at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Youth Outdoor Expo, April 27-28, at Lake Sylvia Recreation Area.

UALR to celebrate Earth Day with electronic recycling initiative

posted: 04/20/2010 2:02 p.m. Discuss

Staff members of the Facilities Management Department in conjunction with the UALR Recycling Committee and the Global Issues Class will conduct vehicle tire pressure checks and collect electronics and other recyclables from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday – Earth Day – Thursday, April 22, in Parking Lot 15 at Fair Park Avenue and 28th Street.

Metroplan seeks your input on creating green agenda

posted: 04/20/2010 12:58 p.m. Discuss

Metroplan is asking for help in developing a Regional Green Agenda for central Arkansas. For the next three weeks, area residents can engage in an extended dialogue about sustainability issues, submit ideas, and vote on the ideas of others through the Grass Roots effort that includes local perspectives, thought-starters, videos, and opportunities to discuss challenges and possible solutions for a more sustainable future – all online.

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